Sunday, June 29, 2014

seed gifts...

Years ago, my friend Molly gave me a packet of seeds for rudbeckia.  I've been amazed at the variations that have emerged through the years:
The traditional single:
The Irish eyes with a green center:
 The single with chocolate in the center:
 And the multiple petaled version: 
Somehow, these variations developed through time on their own.  I would love to say the birds brought the seeds to our garden, but the truth is, many of these variations aren't anywhere in the neighborhood (yes, I've checked while walking the dog).  Isn't it wonderful how gardening can reaffirm our sense of wonder?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June Greetings!

I've been really busy the last few months.  I'm taking July and August off.   I'm hoping to get more sewing done!!  In the meantime, I am so enjoying my garden this year.
 The weather has been astonishing and the dogs and I have been living outside.  After a long hard winter, we really appreciate the garden!  
Below is a new vintage piece I just purchased.  It was a kit from the Clark's company and I think it is adorable.  It will be part of my Storytime Stitches program:
 Close up: 
\Hope you will frolic a bit this summer too!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June Report...

The last of the planting of this year's garden was completed on Sunday.  Just in time for a nice rainy week to help everything settle...
I've also been busy this month with programs at local guilds.  Things won't slow down until July but it's so gratifying that the business is picking up.  I'm hoping to get some sewing completed in July and August before I have to hit the road again but for now, I'm just enjoying the garden and taking time to smell the roses...Hope you are enjoying the Spring too!